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Thursday, February 11, 2016
UHERO: Recent Trends in Hawaii's Green Economy: Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resource Management
By UHERO @ 5:55 PM :: 5036 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...three sectors that are key to future sustainability in Hawai‘i - energy, agriculture and natural resource management....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Last Farmer Standing
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:52 AM :: 3853 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

In a few hours, there will be lots of people gathering at the legislature in downtown Honolulu to talk about farmers.  They are miles away from any farm but many have an opinion about it....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
As Farms Close, Reps Ing and Lee Jump on Anti-GMO Bandwagon
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:55 AM :: 3753 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Whether it be the fire ants or dengue fever, that is or no concern to them.  They continue to manipulate people’s fears around pesticides and GM technology.....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Where’s the Farm Justice Summit?
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:02 PM :: 3026 Views :: Agriculture

Real farming, not those 2 acres of various things you’re growing....

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Plantation Era: They Came With Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:55 PM :: 4577 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, Labor

I don’t know whether or not I want to cry or scream today....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar
By Robert Thomas @ 5:43 PM :: 5056 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Land Use

Since about the 1970's, sugar plantations have been legal pariahs....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
UH Reports Hawaii Hemp is Top Shelf
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:56 PM :: 3779 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Hawaii's Industrial Hemp Research Project exceeded expectations in not only the quantity, but the quality....

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
A&B to Shutter State’s Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 5:36 PM :: 4815 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...“We are happy" -- Burning Anti-Cane Activists ....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Anti-GMO Leader: “Bring Islamic Nation to Battle in Hawaii—Allah Akbar”
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:21 PM :: 5164 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, GMOs

...Anti-GMO activists cheer New Years Eve arson attack against Waialua farmer....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Hawaii Pesticide Complaints: Urban Homeowners are #1 Violator
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:12 PM :: 3954 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...I found a total of 365 complaints made.  If you listened to the Center for Food Safety, you’d think all of them are agriculture related.  It turns out that there were 91 out of that 365 being agriculture related....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hoopili: Is the State Prohibited from Rezoning "Potential" Important Ag Land?
By Robert Thomas @ 4:10 AM :: 6049 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

...last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court issued a 4-1 ruling in Friends of Makakilo v. D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, LLC....

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Supreme Court: Hoopili ‘Necessary for Urban Growth’
By Robert Thomas @ 3:44 PM :: 5547 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Land Use, Rail

"This appeal involves a long-standing issue in this state: balancing agricultural and urban land uses."

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Friday, December 18, 2015
Vegetarian Questions
By Jack Dini @ 3:00 PM :: 4346 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...fruits, vegetables, diary and seafood are more harmful to the environment because these foods have relatively high resource uses and green gas emissions per calorie....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Feds: ‘Organic Farms and General Opposition to Chemicals Present Insurmountable Obstacle’ to Dengue Eradication
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 4523 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

"...homeowner reluctance (many organic farms in the area and general opposition to chemicals) ... likely present unsurmountable obstacles...."

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sugar Subsidies to be Cut in Budget Bill?
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:42 PM :: 4200 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits

Rep. Pitts is building momentum within Congress to reform this archaic depression-era corporate welfare package....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Sending Christmas trees to Hawaii costs more than sending them to Singapore
By Michael Hansen @ 10:22 PM :: 3714 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

Kirk Co., an Oregon shipper of Christmas trees, spends about $7,000 to send its trees to Hawaii, while it costs it just $3,500 to send them twice the distance to Singapore....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Monsanto uses less than 1% of Total Hawaii Pesticides
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 4270 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

In Hawaii, all agricultural users combined account for only about one-third of total restricted use pesticide (RUP) sold in the state....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Will the Jones Act cause Hawaii’s last sugar plantation to close?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 4580 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

The cause of HC&S’s operating losses were poor growing conditions with too much rain and expenses relating to their elderly sugar-carrying vessel....

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Friday, November 13, 2015
Organics: Another Fine Government Mess
By NCPA @ 1:32 PM :: 3760 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

The current Chipotle E-Coli outbreak offers an opportunity for shoppers to understand the true nature of the USDA’s organic certification program....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Pesticide Case by Hawaii Banana Workers Revived
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 4230 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Labor

The Dole fruit and Dow chemical companies must face a lawsuit from migrant farm workers who claim they were harmed by a pesticide, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Why GMO?
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:21 PM :: 3531 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...why do farmers need biotechnology?

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Hungry? Hawaii Bigeye Tuna Industry Reels Two Months after Being Shut Down by Quotas
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 4250 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

As a result, industrial foreign fleets, with much higher bigeye tuna quotas, freely operate on the high seas around the Hawaiian Islands where Hawaii longline fishermen can no longer fish for bigeye tuna....

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Friday, October 09, 2015
Hawaii Organic Farm Crops Worth $13.9M
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 2751 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics

The 2014 Organic Production Survey conducted in Hawaii found 166 farms with 3,505 acres....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
GAO: Jones Act Ships Drive up Cost of US Food Aid
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 3557 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...the USAID and USDA’s cost of shipping U.S. flag was 23% greater than would have been by foreign flag....

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Friday, September 04, 2015
A Mom on a Mission for Science
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:05 AM :: 3157 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs
Will my kids be able to live here with what’s happening lately?
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
High Tax Rates on Manufacturers Stifle Hawaii Agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 1:28 PM :: 3744 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Without food processors in the islands, Hawaii agriculture will always be limited....

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Anti-Cane Burning Suit to be First Case Heard by Hawaii Environmental Court
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 5167 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture, Judiciary

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza, Judge of the Environmental Court of the Second Circuit on September 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m....

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Food Babe vs Hawaii Papaya Farmers
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:36 PM :: 4726 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

She posted an article telling her dimwitted, gullible followers to avoid Hawaiian papayas....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
No More Bee-Pocalypse
By NCPA @ 3:50 PM :: 4117 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...the cover of Time magazine foretold of a "world without bees"....

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Friday, July 03, 2015
FULL TEXT: Anti-GMO Activists Sue to Shut Down State's Last Cane Plantation
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 3670 Views :: Agriculture

HC&S has been a member of the Maui community for over 140 years....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
You Can’t Get on a Canoe Without a Real Plan
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:18 PM :: 4292 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Hawaii is a hot bed for anti-everything activism....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
You Can Never Know What Plantation Days Meant From Google
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:34 PM :: 4652 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, GMOs

When you have everything you need and never really had to earn it, it’s hard to fully appreciate it....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Video: Adventures of a Monsanto Agronomist
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 3995 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Keli'i Akina speaks with Monsanto agronomist Dan Clegg about the latest....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
APHIS on Invasive Species: "The truth is we just don't care that much"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 5235 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... two draft replies--one labeled "the truth" and the other labeled "option 2" ....

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Attack State’s Last Cane Plantation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:07 PM :: 5051 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...ugly comments happily hoping to send people who work on these farms back to where they came from....

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Where’s the Tax Stamp on that Eggplant?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4427 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Taxes

...many common vegetables contain nicotine....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:06 AM :: 4983 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

With the recent announcement of the closure of the DuPont Pioneer farm in Kekaha, it’s of no surprise that the no aloha crew is out and about again....

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Stirring the Hysteria Pot
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:47 PM :: 4141 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

It’s a great tactic as so many folks don’t have a clue....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Hawaii seed industry estimated at $159M--Down 14%
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 4854 Views :: Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

Outshipments of seed are projected to total 7.97 million pounds during the 2013-14 season, down 3 percent from the revised 8.25 million pounds shipped during the previous season....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Lawsuit Challenges HC&S East Maui Water Diversions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 21389 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, OHA

A&B has been diverting water from East Maui streams for more than 100 years via "complex system of ditches, tunnels and flumes" to irrigate the HC&S sugar plantation in Central Maui....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Rise Up People: Redefining What It Means
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:45 PM :: 4990 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, Higher Education, GMOs

When I hear the slogans used by protests calling to “rise up,” I have a different concept in my mind....

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Thursday, April 09, 2015
City launches Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) website
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 4047 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture

...MapOahuAgLand.com, provides information on the legal basis for IAL, the city’s process to map IAL, upcoming community meetings and announcements, and resource maps that show various characteristics of potential IAL....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
City to hold Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) meetings
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 3742 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture

...The Department of Planning and Permitting will hold a series of meetings in April to seek public input in identifying and mapping Oahu’s Important Agricultural Lands....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
HB145 Tobacco Industry Tax Credit Gut and Replace
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 PM :: 4213 Views :: Agriculture, Higher Education, Tax Credits
Did you know that Hawaii has a tobacco industry?
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Judge: EEOC Human Trafficking Case "Frivolous"
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 4894 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

... “baseless, unreasonable and frivolous” ....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hawaii is Not the Hawaii I Knew
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:01 PM :: 5144 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Cost of Living

...the SHAKA Movement is now going after the sugar cane industry....

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Sunday, February 22, 2015
State-backed Loans: $89M to Companies Tied to OHA Chair Robert Lindsey
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 6472 Views :: Energy, Agriculture, OHA

If approved, Hawaii taxpayers could find themselves providing $44M in loan guarantees to an Indian company's jet fuel deal in England....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
HB330: Increase GE Tax by 1%
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:35 PM :: 3524 Views :: Agriculture, Taxes

... According to ITEP, payment of sales and excise taxes takes up an average of 11% of family income for the poorest 20% of earners ....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Tears and Gnashing of Teeth as Cosmic Vortex Sweeps Pesticides up Mountain Causing Multiple Illnesses and Dirty Window Blinds
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:49 PM :: 3866 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

The best part of the hearing was hearing Dustin Barca go on about toxins and the horrible corporations. He even talked about how the cigarette companies and their evils. It’s weird because I just saw him smoking some corporate grown tobacco and inhaling toxins....

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Hawaii Democratic Party Wants Farmers Out of Business
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:18 PM :: 4833 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Agriculture

Read their testimony below....

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